Usually there isn’t much to like about a third baseman who is sitting with one home run in the middle of June.
But Boston Red Sox infielder Brock Holt is a different story.
Holt continued to turn heads, continuing his impressive 2014 campaign with a 2-for-4, two RBI night on Thursday to lead Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians.
Why is that important?
Holt has remained hot, posting a .336/.373/.466 line through 32 games with 17 runs scored and 15 RBI and should be considered a legitimate option in almost every format right now.
Holt is owned in only 24 percent of ESPN leagues and if you are struggling to get production from any of your infield spots, you should take a long look at the versatile Holt.
He has a .410 BABIP, also boasts a 26 percent line drive rate and is surprisingly handling lefties quite well. He also owns an insane 130 wRC+, meaning he has created 30 percent more runs than a league average player.
The Sox are finding ways to keep his bat in the lineup and are keeping him in the leadoff spot, which is big from a fantasy perspective.
Holt would be a great add in a points league for the short term, but he really should be a viable option in any format.
The only question left to ask after 32 games is that is Holt for real?
The sample size continues to grow so he is becoming more convincing by the night.
Eventually you have to think that some of his metrics have to come back to earth, especially the .410 BABIP.
But for the time being Holt makes a ton of sense for a short term option and should be someone you look to snatch up immediately.